I Love You, Man – Good News for September 15

15 09 2010

St. Pauls’s First Letter to the Corinthians 12:31-13:13:

Brothers and sisters,

Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts. But I shall show you a still more excellent way.

If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, love is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing. For we know partially and we prophesy partially, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things. At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known. So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

The Daily Path: MIRACLE – In the past 24 hours I became aware of six people in need of love. How many more did I miss in that time?

As St. Paul writes: When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things.

Why did it take a beer commercial to get men to say “I love you” to other men? Make a bold choice to put childish things aside today. Spread some love with someone who really needs a dose.

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